Local News

  • Food safety tips for Thanksgiving meal

    With the holiday season right around the corner, many people will be enjoying celebrations by entertaining friends and family, having parties and preparing feasts. From the buffet table to the office party, food becomes a focus of celebrations. The Department for Public Health (DPH), a part of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, wants the public to keep safe health practices in mind.

  • 4th Annual Veterans Celebration at Spencer County Middle School


    The 4th Annual Veterans Celebration at Spencer County Middle School Friday was attended by all students and approximately 150 veterans and their spouses or guests. The event was started by teacher Ashley McGaughey, who said she attended college with a Vietnam Veteran who spoke about how he was spit on by protesters when he returned home from the war. His story inspired her to plan a ceremony each year to show veterans proper respect.

  • Toys for Tots


    The Taylorsville-Spencer County Fire Department and the Taylorsville City Police are again helping to care for families in the community this Christmas by collecting toys through the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program, and through the Cram the Cruiser food drive.

  • Genealogy - What’s on the internet?

    Short answer: Lots! But please be careful – not all of it is accurate. Use what other researchers have posted as clues, not fact. I’ve seen many instances of incorrect birth dates, and even instances of people being born before their parents were born!

  • Puttin’ on the dog to build a shelter


  • Ruling goes against Sheriff

    Judge Karen A. Conrad ruled against Spencer County Sheriff Buddy Stump in his lawsuit against the Spencer County Fiscal Court Wednesday, writing that alternative space has been provided or offered to the Sheriff’s office. Stump had filed the lawsuit in October after an alleged outbreak of mold forced him to evacuate his building, and Stump had been at odds with the Fiscal Court and Judge-Executive John Riley over finding adequate space for his department.

  • Trump gets 75 percent of Spencer vote


    While the nation reacted with shock last Tuesday when Republican Donald Trump won the national presidential election, voters in Spencer County may not have been surprised. That’s because Trump got more than 75 percent of the votes cast in the presidential race, as he easily defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton countywide, with 7,196 votes to 1,921. Third party candidate, Gary Johnson, received 237, David McMullen received 111, and Jill Stein received 44.

  • Christmas on Main is Dec. 10


    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Volunteers decorated Main Street over the weekend and organizers have also released information about the annual Christmas on Main Street event that is scheduled for Saturday, December 10.

    The event has enjoyed a revival of sorts in recent years and one of the organizers expects the event to be as big as ever this year.

    “It was almost dying out several years ago, but it’s come back and we’ve been growing it a little every year,” said Diana Hilbert.

  • Election a great day for Kentucky and America
  • What’s happening - Week of November 16, 2016

    Community Thanksgiving Service

    The Spencer County Ministerial Association’s Community Thanksgiving Service is Sunday evening, November 20 at 6 p.m. at Plum Creek Baptist Church in Taylorsville. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 31 Plum Creek Road in Waterford.

    All Saints Holiday Bazaar